Basic Site Details

Name: Pratt & Keith warehouse
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Originally built as Pratt & Keith Warehouse - converted to Palace Hotel.

Burnt and demolished.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Palace HotelYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Hotel  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Union BridgeYes 
Item 2 of 2Union StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 918721873 Original warehouse building
Item 2 of 926 June 1872 Journal referenceOriginal warehouse building
Item 3 of 91886  Additions and alterations to convert building to hotel
Item 4 of 915 July 1886  Plans for additions passed
Item 5 of 91891  Further additions
Item 6 of 91903  Further additions
Item 7 of 91915  Alterations
Item 8 of 930 October 194131 October 1941DamageBurnt
Item 9 of 91950 Destruction/demolition 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 10James MatthewsArchitectD18721873Original warehouse building
Item 2 of 10Alexander Marshall MackenzieArchitectA1886 Additions and alterations to convert building to hotel
Item 3 of 10James MatthewsArchitectA1886 Additions and alterations to convert building to hotel
Item 4 of 10Matthews & MackenzieArchitectural practiceA1886 Additions and alterations to convert building to hotel
Item 5 of 10Alexander Marshall MackenzieArchitectB1891 Further additions
Item 6 of 10James MatthewsArchitectB1891 Further additions
Item 7 of 10John EllisArchitectB1891 Further additions - as apprentice/assistant to Matthews & Mackenzie
Item 8 of 10Matthews & MackenzieArchitectural practiceB1891 Further additions
Item 9 of 10Alexander Marshall MackenzieArchitectC1903 Further additions
Item 10 of 10James MillerArchitect 1915 Alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Great North of Scotland Railway CompanyClient for Hotel from 1890
Item 2 of 2Pratt & KeithClient for original warehouse


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Carter, Oliver1990An illustrated History of British Railway Hotels, 1838-1983 Silver Link, St Michael's Lanespp26, 42, 73, 79, 86, 92, 95
Item 2 of 2Morgan, Diane2008The Granite Mile: the story of Aberdeen's Union Street Black & White Publishing, Edinburgh (in collaboration with Evening Express, Aberdeen)pp 84-5

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen Journal26 June 1872   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Aberdeen City Archives (Copy in Public Library)Aberdeen Plans Committee Minutes 15 July 1886
Item 2 of 3RIAS Collection, NMRS, RCAHMSJames Miller, Son & Manson Drawings Collection Miller's work
Item 3 of 3Viewfield House, Old Perth Rd, Inverness (1990)A Marshall Mackenzie & Marr Office List (held by John G Marr in 1960)